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Old September 2 2007, 05:49 PM   #136
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Re: Niners Unite...around Babylon 5! - The Lost Threads

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The Raiders were never anything more than generic bad guys to knock down when they didn't have anything bigger to aim at, anyway.
JMS's DVD commentary for "Signs and Portents" includes some hilarious lines about how the Raiders are just generic bad guys. There was a line along the lines of "The Raiders are just sitting around, having a beer, until I call them to serve as stock bad guys."

Also, on the psychic/telepath question....."psychic" has a pretty distinctive definition, separate from "telepath". The Psi Corps is made up of telepaths, not psychics.
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Old September 2 2007, 05:54 PM   #137
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Well, since I finished Dark Angel's first season last night, I'm back to Babylon 5 today. I finished the fourth disc ('Hunter, Prey', 'There all the Honor Lies', 'And Now for a Word' and 'In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum') already, and have 'Knives' playin' now.

'And Now for a Word' really reminded me of those old M*A*S*H episodes, where the reporter interviewed all the main cast members.

As for 'Knives', I already don't like it...in Babylon 5: The Gathering, Sinclair tells Delenn that there was an argument about the small space a Japanese stone garden would take up, but by 'Knives' the station has a whole freakin' baseball field?

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Old September 2 2007, 05:59 PM   #138
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^Hmm, good point. That hadn't occurred to me before, but you're right.

Oh well, not like its ever used all that much. Maybe it's a batting cage with a holographic illusion of a field?
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Old September 2 2007, 06:11 PM   #139
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od0_ital said:
Well, since I finished Dark Angel's first season last night, I'm back to Babylon 5 today. I finished the fourth disc ('Hunter, Prey', 'There all the Honor Lies', 'And Now for a Word' and 'In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum') already, and have 'Knives' playin' now.
"In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum" is the episode that sealed my fate as a die-hard Babyloniac. JMS brought it to Marcon one year, and when I watched it I was already enjoying the show. This episode however, riveted me, in large part because we see Sheridan turn to the darker nature of his personality. The story of Coventry, even if off the mark a bit, was a very stark analogy that works well. And remember this exchange well:

Kosh: "If you go to Z'ha'dum, you will die."
Sheridan: "Then I die, but I will not go easily and I do not go down alone. You will teach me?"
Kosh:"Yes."
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Old September 2 2007, 06:19 PM   #140
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^Hmm, good point. That hadn't occurred to me before, but you're right.

Oh well, not like its ever used all that much. Maybe it's a batting cage with a holographic illusion of a field?
If it were just a battin' cage, why the drone thing goin' back & forth collectin' balls?

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Old September 2 2007, 06:33 PM   #141
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I am positive that was a goof. But as sci-fi fans are wizards at rationalizing....

Consider that the former involved Sinclair while the latter involved Sheridan. Two different kinds of leaders, somewhat similar, but still markedly different in personality and leading technique. Maybe Sinclair was more one to toe the line on such things and Sheridan more the type to bend the rules. Or possibly Sinclair DID bend them but we just didn't see it.
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Old September 2 2007, 06:49 PM   #142
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So, you're sayin' the differences between the two station commanders is that one allowed for a small garden, while the other made his own baseball field?

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Old September 2 2007, 07:30 PM   #143
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Or perhaps by that time they had better estimates of what resources the station actually needed, found they had a bit of extra space, and someone got the bright idea of putting in a ball field.

Come to think of it, trying to play baseball on a rotating station presents a whole range of problems.
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Old September 2 2007, 07:58 PM   #144
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As for 'Knives', I already don't like it...in Babylon 5: The Gathering, Sinclair tells Delenn that there was an argument about the small space a Japanese stone garden would take up, but by 'Knives' the station has a whole freakin' baseball field?
The B-Story with sheridan sucked. But i did like the A-Story (the knives in Knives). of course, it was a londo story, so how can i resist

i especially liked the singing


as for the baseball, don't you remember: it was a holosuite program that sheridan got from a vulcan captain
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Old September 2 2007, 08:02 PM   #145
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... as for the baseball, don't you remember: it was a holosuite program that sheridan got from a vulcan captain
Wrong franchise.

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Old September 2 2007, 08:14 PM   #146
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Lindley said:
^Hmm, good point. That hadn't occurred to me before, but you're right.

Oh well, not like its ever used all that much. Maybe it's a batting cage with a holographic illusion of a field?
If it were just a battin' cage, why the drone thing goin' back & forth collectin' balls?


Because B5 is cheap and they couldn't afford a ball boy?
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Old September 2 2007, 08:33 PM   #147
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Also apologies for my lack of knowledge, I honestly know fuck all about B5 and I'm watching it as if it was a new show just come out, cause to me it is.
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Old September 2 2007, 08:45 PM   #148
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No need to apologize. I suppose by one definition, the distinction between telepaths ("teeps") and psychics is merely in their abilities; both "funky mind people". But precisely what abilities they have does get to be important sometimes.
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Old September 2 2007, 09:24 PM   #149
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Watchin' 'Comes the Inquisitor' now.

Stupid question from watchin' 'Divided Loyalties' - why would Talia stay on the station if her cover has been blown?

I'm really feelin' bad for G'Kar after 'The Long, Twilight Struggle' and the teaser for 'Comes the Inquisitor'. Poor bastard.
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Old September 2 2007, 09:32 PM   #150
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So, you're sayin' the differences between the two station commanders is that one allowed for a small garden, while the other made his own baseball field?


No, just that we don't know what all Sinclair allowed. He was a bit more subtle in his approach but not afraid to bend things to his needs (see "By Any Means Necessary").
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